Nithari murder case: Surinder Kohli's execution stayed till Oct 29

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New Delhi, Sept 12: In a breakthrough in the sensational Nithari murder case, the Supreme Court has stayed the death sentence of Surinder Kohli till Oct 29. Justifying its stance, the SC said that every death-row convict has the "fundamental right" to a fresh appeal in an open court.

Following the stay on his "hanging", he kept on inquiring from the jail officials whether the process was long and painful. A jail official said,"He (Koli) is enquiring from prison staff about the date when he would be hung and was the whole procedure a painful and long one."

Kohli was convicted of cannibalism and unnatural sex with children in the henious Nithari murder case. He had confessed of having sex with his dead victims and also eating some of their body parts.

An employee at the bungalow of Moninder Singh Pandher in the Nithari area of Noida in the outskirts of Delhi, Surinder Kohli is said to be behind the rape and murder of 19 girls including children. However, he was sentenced to death for the murder of Rimpa Haldar in 2005.

While he has been convicted of five cases of murder, rape and cannibalism, 14 cases are still pending. Although Pander was also charged with first degree murder in this very case, he was acquitted.\

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